EKGoldings (637) - Radford, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bought a bomber of this last weekend and sampled it today. Light amber color, nice head, aroma is mild citrusy hops with malty, yeasty taste. The balance on this is perfect and I’d love to find it on tap. DB makes good beer - I’ve been impressed with the quality of everything I’ve had from them. Nothing outlandish, just clean, well made, yummy beer.
malvrich (252) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 5, 2016
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
3 month old can into an IPA.
A: Large lasting frothy head over a rich gold bubbly body.
S: Sour unripe orange and leafy herbs.
T: Slight malty sweetness and tart citrus hit at once with bitter zest and tea leaves closing. Not nearly as sweet as expected. Nicely balanced actually, with hops slightly more forward.
M: Light to medium weight with just enough carbonation. Wet and mildly puckering finish.
O: Better than expected, this tastes better than it smells. Nothing earth-shaking but a solid pale.
redtechnj (311) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - AUG 24, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance= Nice clear golden with a thin fizzy white head. Not long lasting not much lacing.
Aroma- Straw, grass, a nice sweet floral hoppyness, slightly fruity.
Flavor- Medium bitter hop, bready with a nice lemon peel flavor, herbal with an almost sweet finish. Lightly carbonated with a crisp refreshing mouthfeel. Made for sitting in the sun on a beach.
ChadPolenz (1700) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2015 BJCP Category: 18B American Pale Ale
AROMA: Piney, floral and green tea-like hop character. Some light maltiness, though not especially sweet. 8/12
APPEARANCE: Golden hue; near crystal clarity. Some Co2 visible. Small, white, foam; plenty of lacing. 3/3
FLAVOR: Lightly bitter and malty up front. Clean blonde/amber malt but no real specialty malt flavors. Hops impart a consistent spicy/grassy flavor throughout. Moderate bitter bite at the apex with a lingering dank bitterness. Solid, but not amazing. 15/20
MOUTHFEEL: Medium body; carbonation seems a little low for the style. Not refreshing, though it is smooth. 3/5
OVERALL IMPRESSION: Interesting pale ale that combines German and American ingredients and flavors. I like it. 7/10
TOTAL SCORE: 36/50
DISCLAIMER: The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP judging techniques and protocol. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to prepare for examination.
Doofgoblin (495) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - NOV 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
It’s a typical pale...not bad and not great. I was hoping for a bit more coming from DB...i guess this is geared toward the mainstream beer drinker with just a little extra malt and hop flavor... meh...
bytemesis (6949) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 30, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can, drank from the can; no appearance notes. Aroma and taste are pine, metallic, light sweet and light bitter. Ungood.
altonbrownd (5769) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from Old Line at BBQ. Nice golden body with medium head. Nose is floral, peachy, malty. Taste is hops and bitterness but also lots of other hoppy flavours, Bitter in the finish.
tia (1771) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - AUG 13, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
tapap @ RVC. Dark golden with thin white head. Smells wheat and a little sharp. Lightly hoppy.
rondphoto (4097) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap @ Devil’s Backbone / Roseland VA --- Clear light copper amber color, off-white head, full curtain of lace. Taste is semi-sweet malt that hits pretty hard on the 26 IBUs on the swallow, with the hops maintaining control the rest of the way. A light brew by nature, but has solid flavor all the way through.
hershiser2 (2161) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the brewery.
Pleasant. Lightly floral, pine and citrus hop flavors.
hfmejias (1273) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - JUL 6, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 Fl. Oz. Can. Poured clear, golden with a nice white head; spotty lacing. Aroma of malts and some pine. Taste is clean, pale malts, some hoppy notes. Crisp, refreshing and really enjoyable.